Ladies and Gentlemen,
The cry of freedom and liberty is no longer confined within a country's borders, it is international. The injustice done to the Palestine is as much a concern of the Palestinians as they are for an Englishman, a German an Australian or anyone else anywhere in the world, as we see instances of Americans protesting on the streets of Tel Aviv or Haifa for their cause or in Istanbul defending the cause of the Kurds.
And that is why I ask those around the world to lend a hand to those oppressed in Singapore through the denial of their fundamental human rights. Singapore is well known for it's almost non existence of human rights; no freedom of speech, expression or assembly and where the entire media is owned and controlled by the government's "propaganda department".
We also know that the people of Singapore are incapable of speaking up against this injustice fearing a legendary swift and punishing retaliation, resulting in the dissident suffering persecution their entire lives.
Only 2 days ago, we read of an recently formed organization's application to the government for a permit to walk from Hong Lim Park to Parliament House on World Democracy Day, a distance no more than 1 kilometer, turned down with a totally lame excuse that it may cause public disorder. As for the organization whose rights have been so blatantly denied, other than to file an appeal, which they know will be denied again, they have no plans for any other action.
This is the sort of fear under which Singaporeans live today. The government can simply deny any right you may have, and you are powerless to do anything about it.
And that is why, I call upon freedom loving people all over the world to lend a hand to the Singaporeans who are afraid to resist. Australians Englishmen or anyone else should enter Singapore to conduct public protests and civil disobedience. If arrested our foreign friends are unlikely to face any serious punishment other than a swift drive to the airport and deportation. If they did prosecute, it would turn out to be another instance of very bad publicity for the dictatorial regime. Either way, such public protests is plus for the universal cause of freedom by the free people of the world.
If human rights organizations and groups around the world are reading this, please come to Singapore in groups, or even singly, to publicly protest the lack of basic human rights. I am sure the oppressed in Singapore would appreciate what you do for them which they themselves are incapable of doing, while it may turn out to be the catalyst that emboldens Singaporeans to do the same.
Though your help, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel for these Singaporeans who struggle under the yoke of this authoritarian government.
So for those from the free world reading this, combine your next visit to Singapore into an action for civil disobedience against the human rights violations there. If you did this, and it became more frequent, the government would be forced to rethink their hard line stance over their people.
Today this regime simply bull dozes their way over their citizens, knowing they are too weak to resist. It only takes a few concerned foreigners to put them in their place.
And a big thank you to the readers around the world and hope you would would ponder a thought about this plan, which I believe is an important tool in the quest for democracy in Singapore.
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